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, colorado, virginia. what do these polls tell us, perry? >> i mean, a danger -- i agree with what the congressman said. the danger is the president leads in every poll in the swing states, virginia, ohio, florida, wisconsin, so it suggests the president is probably winning the race right now. the challenge for romney is that even at this moment the video is not going to kill him that much, the president has had a lead of 2 to 4 points throughout the race. it's been very stable and very stable with the president essentially leading throughout. romney has to upend and change something at this point. the debates will be an opportunity but probably the last opportunity. it is not necessarily the gaffes that are killing romney but prevent him from making any gains. like he had a speech planned in front of a latino group on monday and he gave the speech and it was completely obliterated by the news about the video. and romney's down by 40 points among latino voters. he has to close those kinds of gaps if he is going to win the election. >> is that the key, ron, that sometimes the gaffes
of ohio, virginia, florida and we lose the states. it's a very serious issue. it's a solution looking for a problem. there is no voter fraud in the united states of america. and i hope the public can come to the conclusion that all of a sudden republicans are moving to do this so there must be a problem and i can tell you there is a problem and that is the fear of a huge turnout and that would put barack obama back in office for four more years. >> thank you so much for staying around the talk to us. we mentioned last night john lewis spoke about this and he told the story of he and a friend being beaten after entering a whites only waiting room in rock hill, south carolina back in 1961. >> a few years ago a man from rock hill inspired by president obama's election came forward. he came to my office in washington and said i am one of the people who beat you. i want to apologize. will you forgive me? i said i accept your apology. he started crying. he gave me a hug. i hugged him back. and we both started crying. this man and i don't want to go back, we don't want to go back. ? get. out
ohio and florida and virginia that we think are going to be so close, you know, you get 29% of independents leaning one way. that's a number that can matter. i think it's hard to -- you do see governor romney making the argument that what he was talking about was a debate over the size and roll of the federal government. that's a debate on which he might have some standing with the american people. a lot of americans think the government has gotten too big and too intrusive. you look at the particular words, especially the sentence you pointed out, chris, it's not my job to worry about those people. that is i think something we'll hear over and over again from his opponents. >> hold on susan and dana. i want to bring in congressman chris van hollen. >> good morning, chris. >> we'll talk more about mitt romney in a second. the debates seem to loom even larger and more important. i know you're helping vice president biden prep for the debates. you'll be playing paul ryan. weeks ago we heard the vice president had already spent 60 hours studying and preparing. is he going to k
obama wins ohio and virginia, two states where he is now leading, your guy would have to win florida, north carolina, iowa, nevada, wisconsin, colorado, new hampshire. the realities of the map are tough. >> chris, you made an assumption that we're going to lose virginia and ohio. that is just not the case. ohio is in the margin of error. and if you look at a lot of these polls, they're overpolling democrats to push up the president's numbers. so you can say what you like, but there's no question winning campaigns have momentum and excitement underneath them. and that is what mitt romney's have. we are filling our halls, let me say, and it's a very exciting message, and it's one that's in the best interests of america, and the number one issue in the country is jobs, jobs, jobs, and we know the president of the united states has no clue how to put america back to work. and mitt romney knows exactly how to do it. >> i know you heard this, bay, but i want to play it for our viewers, what wisconsin everygor scott walker said yesterday. >> i want to see more passion. certainly in part it
on it for november. and before either speaker takes the stage, the president will be campaigning in norfolk, virginia today. a state that just happens to be 54% women. let me write in roll call politics reporter and political editor. welcome to both of you. so michelle obama. i think her job is maybe uniquely complicated. she's very well liked. viewed favorably by almost seven in ten americans. but he's well liked, too. you can love someone and, i don't know, still not want to live with them? can you think barack obama is a great guy but maybe he hasn't shown you that he can solve the country's problems? what is michelle obama's job tonight? >> it's to simply humanize her husband and build on the high like ability score for him. the first lady has appalachin a rating of nine points higher than her husband. so her job hands down is to just make him seem like a family man. >> doesn't he already have that reputation? as you said, people love her. they definitely like him in comparison to barack obama. mark halperin says she'll actually have a couple of things here. middle class and military families. sh
. they had some 60,000, 65,000 north carolinana sen virginias coming in, earned their right to get a ticket for this. the question is where do they put them? i can tell you, convention planners are in a meeting to see if they get lucky, vice president biden and president obama will speak inside the time warner center. if they get lucky, they have a whole bunch of concerts planned, do they go back out there if somehow the rain clears up at night and at least give some entertainment for the 50 to 60,000 that made plans to watch the speech. big organizational blow to the obama campaign. >> it's a very different visual when you have the inside of that auditorium and then you have this big open air. we saw it in 2008. how big of a blow is it? and what does it mean to even how you deliver that speech? >> look, i think on television it's minimal. i think, you're setting -- you create these visuals for television. the thing that really hurts the obama campaign is the open air event they put on in denver when they were able to get 70,000, 80,000 coloradons and used it before candidate obama spoke, g
suddenly foreign policy has taken center stage. the president will be in colorado, mitt romney in virginia in about an hour. in a race that's been tomorrow natured by the economy and jobs, could these latest developments in the middle east and the response from the candidates sway that small slice of independent voters who will decide this election? let me bring in former senior adviser to rick santorum's campaign and south carolina democratic party chairman. gentlemen, good to see you. and let me play sound from both the president and mitt romney's running mate, paul ryan, from the campaign trail yesterday. let's look. >> i want to assure you we will bring their killers to justice. and we want to send the message all around the world to anybody who would do us harm, no acts of terror will dim the light of the values that we proudly shine on the rest of the world and no act of violence will shake the resolve of the united states of america. >> the administration sent mixed signals on those who attacked our embassy in egypt and mixed signals to the world. this admistration's policies projec
? >> well, thing that's right. i think he has to win not only ohio. i think e has to win probably virginia and florida as well. and i tlink's a couple of keys right now to mitt romney. you know, we saw in the primary. n t ln etch a the priryou sketch and change where you're going. think they're a little bit at that point where they've got to get a little sharper message. i think number one, they've got to get to know mitt romney more personally, not just as a ceo, but what kind of person he's li. nueeo, ty e put ideas out there that they're running on to get people excited about where they're going in the country, not just be a professional critic of the president. >> one of questions is whether or not he's playing it too safe. he's sitting back, letting the events lay out and he shouldn't get too complacent. when they say where is the audacity of barack obama, is it a fair question? cessarily a fair question. i understand why people say it because when you won the first time, especially as the president did in 2008, the excitement, the energy, the fire, i mean it was a -igetiypf election
in ohio and there you see virginia as well. but these polls also show that there are these key swing voters who haven't made up their mind and there are always voter s whose minds could be change and could their minds be changed on what is going on abroad? what will determine this race eventually? >> it is going if be a close race and so many democrats and republicans have dug in to make up their minds and i said yesterday when i listened to the remarks coming from governor romney as a partisan democrat, if you lwill, i am so pleased that the incompetency would help the president get re-elected, but when i listen to how ridiculous the remarks get and romney's response to iran and libya, they are becoming a threat to the national security. we just cannot afford that kind of incompetency and afford for our friends and allies to believe that people that have this immature response to international disasters for us could possibly be president of the united states. i hope -- >> i want to make sure i understand, congressman. you believe that some of the comments are actually causing proble
of the senate. candidates in two of the most closely watched races duked it out last night in virginia and in massachusetts where senator scott brown and democrat elizabeth warren went at it over taxes. >> she's obsessed with raising taxes. i'm not going to raise taxes. i'm going protect the pocketbooks and wallets of everybody listening. if you want somebody who's going to spend your tax dollar, giving to professor warn, she'll spend them. >> he's madef it clear stands fr the top folks getting special deals. i'm throughout nor working families and small businesses. >> i'm joined by betsy myers. for the obama campaign and by republican strategist david winston, former senior adviser to the gingrich campaign. good to see you both. good morning. >> good morning. >> nice to be here. >> i thought of a lot of things about the debate last night. for one, elizabeth warren jumped on some of the same things championed by president obama including tax fairness. scott brown, interestingly, didn't mention mitt romney. what do you think of those strategies, david? >> well, i mean, look, i think the
-point leads in nevada and north carolina. virginia could be the bellwether. both the president and mitt romney campaigned there yesterday, and the latest poll shows the president with with a slight edge. let me bring in perry bacon and susan. good to see both of you. good morning. >> good morning. >> i'm sure you saw what charles cr krauthhammer wrote this morning. make the case and go large. it might just work and it's not too late. what do you think, susan? does mitt romney need to take risks and go big? >> one thing is for sure. the debate this week in denver on wednesday is a big deal for the romney campaign. he has to make his case, and he has to mak his case he's a better candidate than barack obama. he has to throw some punches. he can't just kind of go in there sort of apologetically and be very gentle with obama. he has to really throw some punches and show people why he's the better candidate. i think a lot of these polls are a little bit overstated. i think the democrats have been oversampled in a lot of polls, and i don't think there's that huge of a gap between romney and obama. n
what if the romney/ryan ticket loses florida by 13 instead of just 10 or virginia by 11 instead of just 9 and it's my fault. you know, i'll carry that on my conscience forever. so i wrote a little note at the bottom saying, in a funny way, don't worry, folks, this is satire. although -- >> having said that, i mean, there are real points, real political points that are being made as a result of this about what's going on inside the campaign and what do you think is the main thing, as people look at what peggy noonan has called this very dysfunctional campaign that needs a total makeover. >> yeah. >> what is it? >> this is a common dynamic. the number two on the ticket often has a very distinguished record. paul ryan has a longer record in congress, in washington, far longer than mitt romney has, yet paul ryan is treated like a surrogate. he doesn't get to choose his own staff. he has a staff loyal to mitt romney, around him every minute. he is told what to say and told what to do. that's fine as long as romney is winning but romney is not winning. he's losing, and that unleashes the vice
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